How many shots of espresso per pound of coffee?

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spicecentral
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Postby spicecentral » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:53 pm

Can anyone tell me how many shots of espresso I can generally get out of one pound of ground coffee?
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HB
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Postby HB » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:28 pm

In the low twenties. See How many DOUBLE espressos do you get per pound of roasted beans? for a related poll.
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Postby cafeIKE » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:49 am

HB wrote:In the low twenties. See How many DOUBLE espressos do you get per pound of roasted beans? for a related poll.


That poll was before Jim's down dosing expose :twisted:

I'm currently getting in the low hundreds! :roll:

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Postby CoffeeBeau » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:34 am

Lets see, 18 grams per double? 28 grams in an oz, 16 oz in a pound, 450 grams per pound, divide, multiplied, the answer about 24, then you must knock off a bit for dosing, waste, or a bad shot or two. That puts you in the low 20's. Thanks Dan for the easy answer. Or about 120 beans or so.

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